Ohio US Lawmakers Eye Post Office Closing Plans

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio members of Congress are concerned about plans by the U.S. Postal Service to close post offices in the state.

The agency says its branches are losing business to electronic bill-paying and e-mail, so it wants to shut down some locations for the sake of efficiency.

Marked for possible closure are more than 3,000 post offices in about 400 U.S. cities, including 11 Ohio communities.

Central Ohio democratic U.S. Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy and republican Pat Tiberi have written the Postmaster General in Washington saying their region should not take a disproportionate hit.

Democratic congressman John Boccieri has asked for more information about the costs and potential loss of service if up to three Canton area post offices close.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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